Posts Tagged ‘City Loop’

‘PTV rebranding foils terror attack’

I found the following media release on the Public Transport Victoria website this morning…

XTrapolis train at Melbourne Central platform 4

How deep are Melbourne’s City Loop tunnels?

Melbourne’s City Loop – if you racing to catch a train from the lowest level of Parliament station, it feels like you are taking a journey to the centre of the earth. But how deep are the stations in reality?

Climbing out of Parliament station

Melbourne Metro rail tunnel: how about some actual detail?

Over the weekend an article titled Tunnel under city or face rail chaos appeared in Melbourne newspaper The Age. So who came up with the tunnel idea, and where are they planning to actually build it?

CBD South station, cutaway view at Flinders Street end

How fast are Melbourne’s ticket gates?

How many passengers per minute can a bank of Myki ticket gates process at a Melbourne railway station in morning peak? In the case of Flagstaff Station it doesn’t seem to be enough, and the reason might be the cycle time of the gates – but what about some hard data?

Barriers locked in the open position at Flagstaff station for morning peak

Myki gates: weren’t they supposed to be better?

Myki: a few months ago the queues to exit Melbourne’s railway stations each morning grew to colossal lengths because of the exceeding slow ‘Frankbarriers’ that commuters needed to pass through. The solution promised to us was the rollout of proper Myki ticket barriers, but has it made any difference?

Metcard barriers at Flagstaff station ready to be removed